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eISSN
2084-6118
Pubblicato per la prima volta
01 Jan 1984
Periodo di pubblicazione
4 volte all'anno
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Volume 22 (2018): Edizione 1 (March 2018)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2084-6118
Pubblicato per la prima volta
01 Jan 1984
Periodo di pubblicazione
4 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

7 Articoli

Accesso libero

Application of aerial hyperspectral images in monitoring tree biophysical parameters in urban areas

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 56 - 62

Astratto

Abstract

Monitoring of trees in urban areas can be conducted using remote sensing, but should be supported by field measurements. The article aims to present the research method used to evaluate discolouration and defoliation of trees and tree damage in the city of Białystok in Poland. The analyses were done using AISA hyperspectral images. Field measurements encompassed determining the locations, species and levels of discolouration and defoliation of trees. Remote sensing indices of vegetation were calculated and correlated with the field-measured values of discolouration and defoliation. Based on that, values of discolouration and defoliation were calculated and evaluated against the field studies. The RMSE of the acquired data was around 16%. Using parameter values, a map of tree damage was drawn up. Based on the analysis, it can be stated that a significant number of trees is undamaged, although a large portion of the trees falls into the warning class.

Parole chiave

  • AISA
  • Białystok
  • discolouration
  • defoliation
  • vegetation indices
Accesso libero

Factors explaining the changes in the rankings of Polish cities’ economic position (1992-2013)

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 48 - 55

Astratto

Abstract

A nation’s economic potential is always concentrated within cities. Polish cities were faced with quite radical changes in the last two decades. During this period, some cities saw losses of more and more citizens and were not ready to develop new economic approaches. Other cities were able to attract both people and businesses. The main objective of the article is to identify the changes in the economic position of Polish cities and the factors which were the driving forces behind them (including, in particular, the role of European integration). Results of the conducted regression analyses confirm that it is easier to identify “losing” factors (e.g. dependency on declining industry) than “winning” ones (as they are more individualized and more difficult to capture in statistical models).The availability of EU funds for local governments has been confirmed to be a significant factor explaining the changes in the economic position of Polish cities.

Parole chiave

  • Local government
  • local economic development
  • urban rankings
  • factors of development
  • European integration
Accesso libero

Attitudes toward newcomers from the city. The case of urban-rural fringe of Krakow

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 40 - 47

Astratto

Abstract

Rural-urban areas are currently characterised by a high rate of economic development. One of the results of these changes is the inflow of urban populations, who are very different from the indigenous inhabitants. In spite of the move to a rural environment, they often preserve their customs and urban life styles; while, on the other hand, the indigenous inhabitants of rural areas tend to present traditional attitudes towards life. They are strongly attached to their land and identify with their place of residence. The author focuses on the attitudes expressed toward newcomers from Krakow and other metropolitan cities by the inhabitants of selected municipalities within the Krakow Metropolitan Area (KOM). The attitudes toward styles, ways of life, values, as well as preferences brought by the urban population were investigated.

Parole chiave

  • Attitudes toward newcomers
  • rural areas
  • Krakow Metropolitan Area
Accesso libero

Local livelihoods and global process: complex causalities in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung Peninsula

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 31 - 39

Astratto

Abstract

This paper looks at the changes that occurred in the rural area of the Sai Kung Peninsula in Hong Kong’s New Territories from the 16th century, and uses it as a case-study to show the complex range of forces that can act on a locale. Throughout its history, land use and economic activities on the Sai Kung Peninsula have been driven to a great extent by non-local factors, including distant warfare leading to mass immigration and political decisions leading to mass emigration. However, once Hong Kong became an important outpost of Britain’s colonial empire it became integrated into a global trade network and thus became sensitive to economic and technological changes taking place thousands of miles away. In the 20th century, the Sai Kung Peninsula developed in response to Hong Kong’s growth as an international trade hub, finding its agricultural output overwhelmed by cheap foreign products, and its industry challenged by foreign technological advances.

Parole chiave

  • Rural livelihoods
  • Political economy
  • Colonisation
  • Decolonisation
  • Hong Kong
Accesso libero

Reconsidering Zipf’s law for regional development: The case of settlements and cities in Croatia

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 22 - 30

Astratto

Abstract

Zipf’s law is a striking regularity in the field of urban economics that states that the sizes of cities should follow the rank-size distribution. Rank-size distribution, or the rank-size rule, is a commonly observed statistical relationship between the population size and population rank of a nations’ cities. The goal of this paper is to test Zipf’s law as applied to data for settlements and cities in Croatia using the Census of Population Survey for the year 2011. The results of the analysis have shown that Zipf’s law for settlements in Croatia holds true for the majority of the settlement sizes. However, the rank-size distribution does not hold true for extremely small and extremely large settlement sizes. When city proper and urban agglomeration of 127 Croatian cities were examined, Zipf’s law was found to hold true only for urban agglomerations. The results of the study are discussed in terms of regional development.

Parole chiave

  • Zipf’s law
  • urban agglomeration
  • settlements
  • the city proper
  • Croatia
Accesso libero

Concepts and delimitation of the world’s macro-regions

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 16 - 21

Astratto

Abstract

The authors focus on the current differentiation of the world and on its cognitive, application and educational frameworks and importance for the present. Macro-regional differentiation of the world has resulted from geographic concepts and it is a foundation for understanding the global development of society. This article evaluates the specific concepts and factors that form concepts of world macro-regions prepared by famous authors. It also presents a methodological approach for macro-regional forming of the world. After a theoretical and methodological introduction there is a discussion of the differentiation of the world entitled “Macro-regional differentiation of the world – formation and application.” The authors also present their conception of world differentiation and evaluation of the creation macro-regions and their positive and negative influence of the macro-regional differentiation of the world.

Parole chiave

  • Regional geography
  • geography of the world
  • differentiation of the world
  • global macro-regions
  • concepts and factors of regionalization
Accesso libero

Municipal amalgamations and their effects: a literature review

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 5 - 15

Astratto

Abstract

Municipal amalgamation reforms have been advocated as ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance capacity in local government service provision. Research on the consequences of amalgamations has reached maturity in terms of theories, research designs and methods, justifying a systematic survey of results. This article provides a synthesis of the empirical literature published over the last 20 years, organizing the effects of amalgamations into three categories: economic efficiency and cost savings, managerial implications, and democratic outcomes. Despite the significant variation across countries and reforms, some regularities emerge: cost savings being primarily limited to general administration expenditures (wages, office supplies, and so on), few changes in the quality of local services, and the diminished quality of local democracy. Several studies point to amalgamation reforms experiencing a trade-off between efficiency and democracy.

Parole chiave

  • Municipal amalgamations
  • fragmentation
  • efficiency
  • costs
  • democratic outcomes
7 Articoli

Accesso libero

Application of aerial hyperspectral images in monitoring tree biophysical parameters in urban areas

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 56 - 62

Astratto

Abstract

Monitoring of trees in urban areas can be conducted using remote sensing, but should be supported by field measurements. The article aims to present the research method used to evaluate discolouration and defoliation of trees and tree damage in the city of Białystok in Poland. The analyses were done using AISA hyperspectral images. Field measurements encompassed determining the locations, species and levels of discolouration and defoliation of trees. Remote sensing indices of vegetation were calculated and correlated with the field-measured values of discolouration and defoliation. Based on that, values of discolouration and defoliation were calculated and evaluated against the field studies. The RMSE of the acquired data was around 16%. Using parameter values, a map of tree damage was drawn up. Based on the analysis, it can be stated that a significant number of trees is undamaged, although a large portion of the trees falls into the warning class.

Parole chiave

  • AISA
  • Białystok
  • discolouration
  • defoliation
  • vegetation indices
Accesso libero

Factors explaining the changes in the rankings of Polish cities’ economic position (1992-2013)

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 48 - 55

Astratto

Abstract

A nation’s economic potential is always concentrated within cities. Polish cities were faced with quite radical changes in the last two decades. During this period, some cities saw losses of more and more citizens and were not ready to develop new economic approaches. Other cities were able to attract both people and businesses. The main objective of the article is to identify the changes in the economic position of Polish cities and the factors which were the driving forces behind them (including, in particular, the role of European integration). Results of the conducted regression analyses confirm that it is easier to identify “losing” factors (e.g. dependency on declining industry) than “winning” ones (as they are more individualized and more difficult to capture in statistical models).The availability of EU funds for local governments has been confirmed to be a significant factor explaining the changes in the economic position of Polish cities.

Parole chiave

  • Local government
  • local economic development
  • urban rankings
  • factors of development
  • European integration
Accesso libero

Attitudes toward newcomers from the city. The case of urban-rural fringe of Krakow

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 40 - 47

Astratto

Abstract

Rural-urban areas are currently characterised by a high rate of economic development. One of the results of these changes is the inflow of urban populations, who are very different from the indigenous inhabitants. In spite of the move to a rural environment, they often preserve their customs and urban life styles; while, on the other hand, the indigenous inhabitants of rural areas tend to present traditional attitudes towards life. They are strongly attached to their land and identify with their place of residence. The author focuses on the attitudes expressed toward newcomers from Krakow and other metropolitan cities by the inhabitants of selected municipalities within the Krakow Metropolitan Area (KOM). The attitudes toward styles, ways of life, values, as well as preferences brought by the urban population were investigated.

Parole chiave

  • Attitudes toward newcomers
  • rural areas
  • Krakow Metropolitan Area
Accesso libero

Local livelihoods and global process: complex causalities in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung Peninsula

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 31 - 39

Astratto

Abstract

This paper looks at the changes that occurred in the rural area of the Sai Kung Peninsula in Hong Kong’s New Territories from the 16th century, and uses it as a case-study to show the complex range of forces that can act on a locale. Throughout its history, land use and economic activities on the Sai Kung Peninsula have been driven to a great extent by non-local factors, including distant warfare leading to mass immigration and political decisions leading to mass emigration. However, once Hong Kong became an important outpost of Britain’s colonial empire it became integrated into a global trade network and thus became sensitive to economic and technological changes taking place thousands of miles away. In the 20th century, the Sai Kung Peninsula developed in response to Hong Kong’s growth as an international trade hub, finding its agricultural output overwhelmed by cheap foreign products, and its industry challenged by foreign technological advances.

Parole chiave

  • Rural livelihoods
  • Political economy
  • Colonisation
  • Decolonisation
  • Hong Kong
Accesso libero

Reconsidering Zipf’s law for regional development: The case of settlements and cities in Croatia

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 22 - 30

Astratto

Abstract

Zipf’s law is a striking regularity in the field of urban economics that states that the sizes of cities should follow the rank-size distribution. Rank-size distribution, or the rank-size rule, is a commonly observed statistical relationship between the population size and population rank of a nations’ cities. The goal of this paper is to test Zipf’s law as applied to data for settlements and cities in Croatia using the Census of Population Survey for the year 2011. The results of the analysis have shown that Zipf’s law for settlements in Croatia holds true for the majority of the settlement sizes. However, the rank-size distribution does not hold true for extremely small and extremely large settlement sizes. When city proper and urban agglomeration of 127 Croatian cities were examined, Zipf’s law was found to hold true only for urban agglomerations. The results of the study are discussed in terms of regional development.

Parole chiave

  • Zipf’s law
  • urban agglomeration
  • settlements
  • the city proper
  • Croatia
Accesso libero

Concepts and delimitation of the world’s macro-regions

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 16 - 21

Astratto

Abstract

The authors focus on the current differentiation of the world and on its cognitive, application and educational frameworks and importance for the present. Macro-regional differentiation of the world has resulted from geographic concepts and it is a foundation for understanding the global development of society. This article evaluates the specific concepts and factors that form concepts of world macro-regions prepared by famous authors. It also presents a methodological approach for macro-regional forming of the world. After a theoretical and methodological introduction there is a discussion of the differentiation of the world entitled “Macro-regional differentiation of the world – formation and application.” The authors also present their conception of world differentiation and evaluation of the creation macro-regions and their positive and negative influence of the macro-regional differentiation of the world.

Parole chiave

  • Regional geography
  • geography of the world
  • differentiation of the world
  • global macro-regions
  • concepts and factors of regionalization
Accesso libero

Municipal amalgamations and their effects: a literature review

Pubblicato online: 30 Mar 2018
Pagine: 5 - 15

Astratto

Abstract

Municipal amalgamation reforms have been advocated as ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance capacity in local government service provision. Research on the consequences of amalgamations has reached maturity in terms of theories, research designs and methods, justifying a systematic survey of results. This article provides a synthesis of the empirical literature published over the last 20 years, organizing the effects of amalgamations into three categories: economic efficiency and cost savings, managerial implications, and democratic outcomes. Despite the significant variation across countries and reforms, some regularities emerge: cost savings being primarily limited to general administration expenditures (wages, office supplies, and so on), few changes in the quality of local services, and the diminished quality of local democracy. Several studies point to amalgamation reforms experiencing a trade-off between efficiency and democracy.

Parole chiave

  • Municipal amalgamations
  • fragmentation
  • efficiency
  • costs
  • democratic outcomes

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